Friday, December 08, 2006

Darfur Genocide Photo Exhibit in Second Life

Darfur Genocide Photo Exhibit in Second Life


Actress and activist Mia Farrow, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, will on Friday discuss and answer questions about the worsening situation in Darfur and neighboring Chad at a virtual event in Second Life.

The Darfur program, to be held Friday, Dec. 8, 12 Noon to 1 p.m. (Eastern Time), will feature a virtual replica of the "Our Walls Bear Witness - Darfur: Who Will Survive Today?" - a photography exhibit of Darfur images that were projected onto the exterior of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. 

The live appearance by Farrow in Second Life and the exhibit are being held at Lichtenstein Creative Media's The Infinite Mind virtual broadcast center in Second Life, and will be open to the public in Second Life until Dec. 12.

Farrow just returned from Chad, following three earlier trips to Darfur. "We're seeing atrocities of an indescribable kind [with people] clustered under trees, dazed and terrified," she told the Associated Press.

John Heffernan, Acting Director of the Committee on Conscience of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the sponsor of the program, will also make a presentation at the online world event. The Committee works to raise public awareness and alert the national conscience to contemporary genocide and related crimes against humanity

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